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Mr. Hartston's Most Excellent Encyclopaedia of Useless Information Hardcover – 25 Aug 2006

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  • Hardcover: 467 pages
  • Publisher: Metro Books, London (25 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843581604
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843581604
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 4 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,399,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

William Hartston read Mathematics at Cambridge and is the author of many chess books, while his interest in useless information has given rise to The Drunken Goldfish (a tribute to useless academic research), How Was It For You, Professor (a book on academic sex research), Odd Dates Only (a book of weird anniversaries) and The Book of Numbers (a collection of weird numerical information). Since 1998, he has been writing the daily Beachcomber column of surreal humour for the Daily Express.


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I loved this book, and enjoyed it as I enjoyed all of Mr Oliver's offerings. I received his series as a gift and have pored over the entries with interest - Harry's books are the sort you dip in and out of and never fail to learn something new from. fantastic!
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By JoJo on 10 Feb. 2014
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Bought this for my daughter but I love reading it too. Its very interesting finding out where superstitions come from and the history behind them.
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This book is really enjoyable for some light hearted reading. I will definitely have a look for other books this author has written.
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its ok but a bit obscure and not what I was expecting. I wanted the meaning of all the old phrases and am disappointed.
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Bought for this for a friends 65th birthday and he was pleased with it. He couldn't put it down.
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